It’s that time of year, we’ve made our new year resolutions and now we are following through. Whether you are new to spin, have been to other studios or are a YYC Cycle veteran, we’ve all got new goals to kill it on the bike.
So with that said, welcome to Spin 102! We are going beyond the basics of Spin 101 (but no worries because we will cover those too!) and these hot tips will help you feel like the confident new Bikergang member that you are!
HOT TIP - SIGN UP FOR THE YYC CYCLE APP
Choosing and booking a class has never been easier than on our YYC Cycle App. Browse class times, Motivators (aka. instructors) and buy your passes online. Being committed to a class is a great way to motivate yourself to show up and succeed! Search for us in your App Store.
HOT TIP - CHOOSE THE BEST BIKE FOR YOU
New to spin? We suggest our brand new Bikergang sit near the front where you have the best line of sight of the Motivators’ movements and pacing. This will help you get the hang of riding to the beat!
HOT TIP - ASK THE MO ABOUT THE WEIGHT TRACK
Not sure whether to pick the 3lbs, 4lbs, or 5lbs? Ask the Motivator how long the weight track is and use the length as your baseline for how hard you want to challenge yourself. But we know you’ve got those 5lbs in you!
WANT A TOUR? - ANDREW IS HERE TO SHOW YOU AROUND THE STUDIOS
HOT TIP - HEELS DOWN, HEART FORWARD
Riding with your heels down instead of pointed toes relieves your calves and knees from being strained and gets your quads and glutes more involved. Not only this, riding with your heels down helps you stay on beat!
HOT TIP - RESIST THE LOW-RESISTANCE
Fact: When jogging out of the saddle, you actually need more resistance on the gear then you think. When you get up into a jog track, and the motivator stares you down and passionately tells you to “ADD IN!”, it’s not because they have a grudge against you - they actually just want to help you save your knees!
GOT MORE QUESTION ABOUT THE RIDE? - ANDREW CAN EXPLAIN
HOT TIP - MAKE A REQUEST
We love feedback and song requests, especially if it means that you push yourself even harder when your favorite jam comes on! Loved a track, let us know and why and you’ll likely get more of the same!
HOT TIP - KEEP IT FRESH
Don’t be afraid to ask around for motivator suggestions. Everyone has their favourites and will have a suggestion of who’s class to try, so try a new motivator until you find a style you love.
Feeling Ready?! We can't wait to see you on the bikes, book yours now!!